Quintana Beach

Sandy beach
175 Cortez St, Freeport, TX 77541, USA
58 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality

Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
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About this beach

Quintana Beach is one of the less known beaches near Houston in Texas, but it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s situated next to Surfside near Quintana Beach County Park.

This beach features a family-friendly atmosphere and is not too popular with tourists – a place of choice for those looking for solitude, peace, and tranquility. Leashed dogs are allowed, so you can take your pet for a walk with you.

You won’t find many tourist facilities and much entertainment here; nevertheless, the beach features a few beautiful wooden walkways, a long pier, covered picnic areas, playgrounds, and the minimum standard amenities like showers and restrooms. A perfect place for a quick holiday trip from Houston at any time of the year.

Access and Parking

The beach is located south of Surfside and Galveston and is easily accessible. The road near Lake Jackson is quite picturesque, so going by car may become a pleasant experience; nevertheless, note that the condition of the road to the RV park and beach is far from perfect and be careful about potholes.

You can’t park directly on the beach, but there is a parking lot right next to it. Besides, there’s a well-maintained RV park with water and electric hook-ups as well as playgrounds, grilling areas, and a volleyball ground. The atmosphere is nice and, for the most part, the park attendants are friendly and helpful.

Quintana Beach is handicap accessible: on the wooden walkways leading to the beach, apart from usual stairs, there are special ramps for handicapped visitors.


Quintana Beach doesn’t have to receive crowds of tourists; however, it offers all necessary facilities, which are always clean and well-maintained, including restrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off the sand and saltwater.

There are also several shaded pavilions with tables and benches – a nice place for picnicking with your family or friends in any weather. If you want to engage in fishing or watching for dolphins, you can do that on a long pier going far into the ocean.

Sand and Water

The sand on Quintana Beach is brown, tightly packed and clean. The beach attendants do a good job maintaining the beach area. There is plenty of trash cans, which are emptied regularly. Still, you’ll probably not want to walk barefooted, since there are many little shells in the sand (on the other hand, good for shelling!).

As for the water, it is decently blue for this part of the Gulf, but still far from being crystal clear. It often gets muddy and blurred, because the beach is close to the mouth of the Brazos River. In addition to that, there are lots of seaweed.

Somewhat Annoying Mosquitoes

There is no need to worry about mosquitoes too much since they come out after dark and disappear in the morning. However, if you’re going to stay on the beach at night, you’d better have some repellents to ensure a comfortable stay.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Houston, TX
  • 3 hours 25 minutes from Austin, TX
  • 3 hours 50 minutes from San Antonio, TX

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Quintana, Texas 175 Cortez St, Freeport, TX 77541, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 8, 2020